moving indicator while playing

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My video is a succession of music score pages (images).

I want to add a moving indicator that follows the score.

For instance, a one centimeter vertical yellow watermark, that moves hortizontally on the score, according to the music.

Yes I can use a vertical line, and a custom animation. But I need to edit the animation so many times so that the notes fit with the line.

How can I do that ?

Is the best to manually move the indicator while recording ?



Thanks !

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Clint Hoagland, Employee

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That would be a ton of work in Camtasia. It would be much, much simpler to use Camtasia to record a scoring app that highlights the notes as they are playing.
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Yes, but it would be also a ton of work to add the score into a scoring app.
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Also, the scoring app will highlight the notes while it's playing in the app.  The score is played outside the scoring app.
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What about this.
Maybe you would be better off creating a series of images. Add them to score as an overlay.
If its only going to appear for the duration of a couple of frames or so, a moving animation might not be required?
Just allow it to flash on and off?

Just a thought.
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Or use callouts, whatever makes the most sense.
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Can you tell if this is possible or not :

What I want would work if I can move an indicator in a track while the video is playing.    No recording here, just playing.

Is this possible ?


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Yes, to do what you want writ large:
- add a highlight annotation to your canvas
- move the playhead to a moment when you want it to move
- select the highlight annotation on your timeline
- hit Shift-A to add a custom animation
- move it to where you want it to be

...this will result in the highlight annotation moving to where you want it to go, when you want it to go there.

That sounds like a lot of work, to do it for every note in a musical composition, but it is possible.
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As you see on the picture, I want to move the yellow rectangle while it is playing.     I cannot use an animation for that. It needs to much precision.  I have to move the rectangle while listening to the music.
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suggestion:  why not use "band in a box" or similar software to play one track of the score.  record the score screens with camtasia, the notes should turn red (or some color) as they are being played.  since the left to right timing of the music score should be consistent,  create a call out with transparency to follow the red notes.

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In theory, assuming that the music is played on tempo and not at an irregular pace, shouldn't each BAR be the same length?

Or if (as in your example) each page has 3 bars, saying again: in theory, wouldn't you just have to add ONE keyframe for the animation at the beginning of the 'page' and the end of the animation (far right) at the end? Remove the easing and your bar *should* follow along with the music, almost exactly, if not, perfectly.

I am aware that some notes, graphically, might take more horizontal space than others, but I don't know if you want to show down-to-the-single-note accuracy, do you? It seems like the page on screen would be too small for that anyway.

As others said, perhaps Camtasia might not be the best software to be doing this in.